Careers

Available Positions:

Accounting and Finance Assistant
Individual Giving Manager
Institutional Giving Manager
House Managers

Title: Accounting and Finance Assistant

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center seeks a part-time (20 hours per week) Administrative Assistant to support the Controller. This position will assist with accounts payable processing, invoice entry, bank reconciliations, general ledger account reconciliations, journal entries, and credit card reconciliation. This position provides hands-on experience working in a complication fund accounting environment applicable to non-profit organizations, hospitals, educational institutions, and government entities.

Qualified candidates should possess basic accounting knowledge or be currently enrolled in accounting coursework. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and a basic understanding of accounting software desirable.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume in pdf to: jobs@chambermusicsociety.org with the subject "Accounting and Finance Assistant"

NO CALLS PLEASE.
This is an onsite position; proof of COVID-19 vaccine required.
The Chamber Music Society is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce.

Title: Individual Giving Manager

The Individual Giving Manager is a full-time employee of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) supporting the Development team and reporting to the Director of Development. The position supports the Individual Giving program, with primary responsibility for implementing a new monthly giving program and for prospect research. This role will assist in further strengthening an already robust individual giving program at a pivotal moment of growth for the institution. The coming season will see CMS restore its activities and budget to pre-pandemic levels and position the organization for further expansion. Philanthropic support will be essential to its future success.

Over the past two years, CMS has nearly doubled its individual donor base and expanded the roster of institutional funders. In the coming season, retaining those new donors will be a strong priority. Working closely with the Development Officer for Individual Giving and Major Gifts, the position will participate in implementing strategies to renew, increase, and secure new annual fund gifts at all levels from individuals.

Areas of Responsibility

Annual Fund Campaign
  • Working with Development Director and the Development Officer for Individual Giving and Major Gifts, implement a new monthly giving program; primary point person for executing the program and for stewardship of monthly giving donors
  • Analyze database to surface monthly giving prospects for initial campaign (fall 2022) and then annually in subsequent cycles
  • Principal responsibility for stewardship of members giving less than $2,500 annually (Friends circle)
  • Prepare acknowledgements for individual donors giving less than $2,500
  • Support the Individual Giving program in tracking donor and prospect moves management in Tessitura and running regular reports on progress
  • Pull lists from Tessitura, as needed, for appeals and invitations and prepare lists for mail merge from Excel
  • Execute mailings for the Individual Giving program and Events, including in-house appeals, invitations, and Member benefit fulfillment
  • Manage matching gifts, track pledges and receipts, and maintain the online portals
Prospect Research
  • Primary responsibility for researching individual donors and prospects, preparing complete profiles, and ensuring proper recording of research in Tessitura
  • Point person on the Development team for compiling thumbnail bios of special event attendees
  • Keep track of key major donors and update leadership on significant new giving
  • Check New York Times obituaries for news about the death of any current or former CMS donors or ticket buyers; mark person deceased in Tessitura
  • Work with the Development Officer, Operations, to ensure the team has access to research tools and subscriptions, such as Lexis Nexis, i-Wave, Chronicle of Philanthropy, and other publications
  • Provide department colleagues with training and support on i-Wave functions
Cultivation Events
  • Manage Open Rehearsals for donors, including sending invitations, response tracking, ordering lunch for musicians and staff, and staffing the event
  • Staff concert intermission receptions on rotation with Development team (includes evenings and weekends)
  • Help to staff special events including Brandenburg Holiday Celebration, Spring Gala, Opening Night, and other events as directed
Departmental Administration
  • Principal point person to plan for and set up any Development related on-site and Zoom meetings, such as the Development or Nominating Committee and Global Council
  • Assist as needed with other large meetings, such as Board or Executive Committee
  • Support the Development Officer for Operations with gift entry in Tessitura as needed
  • Pull lists from Tessitura of all donors to be acknowledged twice a week, or as needed
  • Maintain paper and electronic files for individual donors and Board, ensuring that copies of all appeals, acknowledgements, and other correspondence are copied and clearly labeled
Qualifications
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in the development office of a similar or larger organization than CMS
  • Excellent writing, communication, research, and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills; knowledge of Tessitura a plus

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume in single pdf to: jobs@chambermusicsociety.org with the subject "Individual Giving Manager"

NO CALLS PLEASE.
This is an onsite position; proof of COVID-19 vaccine required.
The Chamber Music Society is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce.

Title: Institutional Giving Manager

The Institutional Giving Manager is a full-time employee of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) reporting to the Associate Director of Development. The position supports all aspects of foundation, corporate, and government fundraising, which accounts for more than 25 percent of annual contributed revenues for CMS. This key role will assist in further strengthening an already robust institutional giving program at a pivotal moment of growth for the institution. The coming season will see CMS restore its activities and budget to pre-pandemic levels and position the organization for further expansion. Philanthropic support will be essential to its future success.

Over the past two years, CMS has nearly doubled its individual donor base and expanded the roster of institutional funders. In the coming season, retaining those new donors will be a strong priority. Working closely with the Associate Director of Development, the position will participate in implementing strategies to renew, increase, and secure new annual fund gifts from institutional sources.

Areas of Responsibility

Institutional Giving Program
  • Support Associate Director of Development as needed in all aspects of maintaining and growing the robust institutional giving program
  • Research foundation and corporate funders to assess philanthropic priorities, affinity with the CMS mission, and likelihood of giving
  • Gather information and statistics on CMS programs for reports and proposals
  • Assist with grant writing
  • Work with Finance Department to create accurate project budgets
  • Maintain institutional funder records, both electronic and paper files
  • Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Development, maintain Tessitura Plans for foundation, corporate, and government funders, as well as updating the grants calendar spreadsheet
  • Prepare acknowledgements for grants received
  • Enter gifts in Tessitura as needed
Design and Creation of Collateral Materials and Presentations
  • Format and organize supporting materials for reports and proposals
  • Design and update Power Points for CMS presentations, sponsorship pitch decks, and donor events
  • Create and design digital materials for Zoom events
  • Work with Marketing team to provide content and images for annual online Impact Report
General Development Duties
  • Staff concert intermission receptions on rotation with Development team (includes evenings and weekends)
  • Help to staff special events including Brandenburg Holiday Celebration, Spring Gala, Opening Night, and other events as directed
  • Assist with individual prospect research and entering biographical information into Tessitura, as needed
  • Assist with annual appeals and department mailings, as needed
  • Assist with Development related meetings, such as the Global Council or Board Committees, as needed
Qualifications
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in the development office of a similar or larger organization than CMS
  • Excellent writing, communication, research, and organizational skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills; knowledge of Tessitura a plus

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume in single pdf to: jobs@chambermusicsociety.org with the subject "Institutional Giving Manager"

NO CALLS PLEASE.
This is an onsite position; proof of COVID-19 vaccine required.
The Chamber Music Society is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce.

Title: House Managers

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is seeking several House Managers for its 2022-23 Season at the Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio at CMS. The House Manager is an integral part of the experience for audience members. This position is responsible for the smooth operation of the performance space during the run of a performance, from creating a welcoming atmosphere to ensuring that guests enter the hall efficiently and safely. As a public-facing position, the House Manager must have excellent communication skills, be able to handle issues effectively and quickly, and be comfortable interacting with the public.

Duties
  • Utilizing ticket scanning technology to admit guests into the performance space.
  • Interacting directly with audience members, donors, and guests.
  • Answering guests’ general questions and directing them around the venue.
  • Coordinating with production staff to ensure that performances run smoothly.
  • Communicating with Audience and Ticketing Services representatives to handle all customer service issues.
  • Recognize and troubleshoot potential customer service issues.
  • Providing reports of any issues to ticketing staff and/or Lincoln Center security.
Qualifications
  • Some prior experience performing customer service-related work
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Must be comfortable using basic ticketing technology
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends with performance schedule, typically Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays
  • Experiences working in a performing arts environment are appreciated, but not necessary
  • First Aid and CPR certification is a plus

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume in pdf to: jobs@chambermusicsociety.org with the subject "House Manager"

NO CALLS PLEASE.
This is an onsite position; proof of COVID-19 vaccine required.
The Chamber Music Society is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce.